FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet 10's


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Drug Information for FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet 10's

What is FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet used for?

FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet is used to relieve pain and swelling that are associated with the following conditions:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spondylitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Inflammation of the joints

FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet work?

FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The drug acts by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins and thromboxane by blocking the action of cyclooxygenase enzyme (COX -1 & COX-2). Thus, it helps in reducing the pain.

How to use FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet.
  • FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet can be taken with food or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents the stomach upset.
  • FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet is also available as an injection. Therefore. it should be administered under medical supervision. Always use a disposable needle and syringe for injecting the medicine.

If you miss a dose of FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet include the following:

  • Cyclosporin
  • Cimetidine
  • Digoxin
  • Lithium
  • Methotrexate
  • Tacrolimus
  • Theophylline
  • Warfarin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin rash
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in ears
  • Photosensitivity
  • Headache
  • Sleeplessness

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Fluid retention
  • Visual disturbances

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Be cautious while using FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet medication while suffering from gastrointestinal ulceration.
  • Excercise caution while using FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet medication while suffering from cardiovascular oedema.
  • Avoid using FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet while having an internal bleeding as it can increase the risk of side effects.
  • Keep the medication away from the reach of children.

What should you tell your doctor before using FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of cardiac failure or liver diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell your doctor before using FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet medication in children.

Frequently Asked questions about FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet

  1. Is it safe to use FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet medication during pregnancy?
  2. FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet is not advised during pregnancy, especially during the second trimester of the pregnancy.

  3. Is it safe to use FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet in patients with asthma?
  4. Extreme caution should be taken while using the FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet medication in patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

  5. Is it safe to alter the dose of FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet?
  6. No. Altering the dose of FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet is not advisable as it can increase the risk of side effects.

  7. Can I use FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet medication if I have a history of systemic lupus erythematosus?
  8. Avoid using FLEXILOR 8mg Tablet medication if you have a history of genetic disorder, such as systemic lupus erythematosus.

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